Join us for Wild Horse Wednesdays®, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
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Our guest tonight is Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation. Carol spent 3 weeks in September and October of 2017 observing the roundup and removal of 1968 wild horses from Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek, three of the largest remaining Herd Management Areas in Wyoming and the country.
The BLM sent the majority of these wild horses to be held on private property at the BLM’s Axtell (Utah) and Bruneau (Idaho) off range corrals, where the public is not allowed to see them. It’s also harder to get older horses adopted, and if they aren’t adopted, they’ll likely be sold and end up going to slaughter. The BLM is planning to offer many wild horses on internet adoptions, but this is a quick way to most of them to get 3 strikes and be sold to slaughter. Carol will tell you about the BLM’s cold-hearted refusal of the help offered to get these wild horses adopted and save them from slaughter.
You can write or call these people:
Lisa Reid, Public Information Specialist, Utah: email@example.com W 435-743-3128
cell: 435. 979.2838
Holle Hooks, Wild Horse and Burro Program: 405 579-1862 firstname.lastname@example.org
Krystal Wengreen, Public Information Specialist, Bruneau, Idaho: email@example.com (208) 329-4534
Gus Warr, Wild Horse and Burro Lead, Utah: 801-539-4057, firstname.lastname@example.org
Axtell, Utah Holding Facility Owner, Kerry Despain: 435-528-3990
You can read Carol’s article HERE.
Carol’s website is http://www.wildhoofbeats.com/ and you can see her photography of wild horses at http://www.livingimagescjw.com/
This show will be hosted by Debbie Coffey (V.P. and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs) of Wild Horse Freedom Federation.
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To find out more about Wild Horse Freedom Federation and our work to keep wild horses and burros wild and free on our public lands visit www.WildHorseFreedomFederation.org
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6/21/17 – Bonnie Gestring, Northwest Circuit Rider for Earthworks, on contamination of U.S. waters in perpetuity, caused by mining. Bonnie is co-author of the report Polluting the Future: How mining companies are polluting our nation’s waters in perpetuity. Listen HERE.
9/27/17 – Stephen Nash, the author “Grand Canyon for Sale.” An extraordinarily powerful few are controlling public lands that belong to all Americans. Grand Canyon For Sale is a carefully researched investigation of the precarious future of America’s public lands: our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses. Listen HERE.
10/4/17 – Sam Jojola, a former Deputy Resident Agent-in-Charge for U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement, on wildlife trafficking, trophy hunting, Safari Club International, the poisoning of birds by the mining industry and kill permits for the wind energy industry. Listen HERE.
11/1/17 – George Wuerthner, Exec. Director of Public Lands Media (a project of the Earth Island Institute), Vice Pres. of the Board of Directors for Western Watersheds Project and author of 38 books, on the multiple ways that the livestock industry impacts the West. Listen HERE.
11/17/17 – Carey Gillam, an investigative journalist, a former senior correspondent for Reuters’ international news service, a Research Director for U.S. Right to Know (a consumer group whose mission is: “Pursuing Truth and Transparency in America’s Food System”) and a Board Member of Justice Pesticides, on her new book, Whitewash, about glyphosate, Monsanto’s Roundup, and corporate influence on our government. Carey Gillam’s website is careygillam.com Listen HERE.
Categories: Wild Burros, Wild Horses/Mustangs
The wild horses of Sweetwater County are proof that the American spirit still thrives here. These majestic and free horses wander through the beautiful high desert of Sweetwater County seeking food, water, shelter and room to roam. There are many ways to interact with the wild horses that call Sweetwater’s stunning landscape home; we recommend following our guide for viewing Wyoming’s wild horses.
2016 WY Travel Generated Impacts
• Domestic and international visitors in Wyoming spent $3.2 billion in 2016.
• Wyoming welcomed 8.5 million overnight visitors.
• Visitor spending directly affected Wyoming’s economy by generating $171 million in local and state tax revenues.
• The state’s tourism industry supported 31,770 full and part-time jobs.
• Each Wyoming household would pay $730 more in taxes without the tax revenue generated by the travel and tourism industry.
Source: Dean Runyan Associates, WY Travel Impact Report, April 2017
You NEED TO GET IN FRONT OF CONGRESS ON TV AND TELL THEM THIS. IT’S HIGH TIME TO SPEAK IN CONGRESS AND ALLOW THEM TO ASK US THE HARD QUESTIONS. SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ARRANGE THIS. CHRIS STEWART GOT TO TALK ABOUT GARBAGE WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE TRUTH. TALK TO THE SENATORS AND ASK WHO AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO WORK THIS IN.
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I can tell you from personal experience that after trying to get a specific wild horse from BLM’s Litchfield holding facility and numerous communications and PROMISES by BLM to hold him for us … when we went to get him he was gone and we discovered that they had shipped him across country to a long term facility where he was reported as DEAD on arrival.
What kind of a torturous days and nights and eventual death did this wonderful wild herd stallion endure at the hands of BLM?
It breaks my heart to think about it.
FYI do NOT believe anything the BLM tells you – ever.
Called all five numbers and got a return call from Bruneau where I believe the white older mare and young white filly Carol photographed at Salt Wells were sent. The older white stallion in Carol’s photo probably went to be gelded somewhere else. The woman said she has over 400 horses and didn’t know about the whereabouts of these specific horses. She also said the public could come in May to view the horses. This is not unlike what Carol experienced and a terrible shame as these horses whose lives have been broken don’t stand a chance with this administration.
THANK YOU Chris1055
Here are more contacts…that should be notified
(CHAIR) Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) 202-224-5054 202-224-9450called and faxed but fax again (more complete copy)
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) 202-224-5744 202-224-3416 faxed and called
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) 202-224-6665 202-224-5301 called and faxed
Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) 202-224-4843 202-228-1371 called AND faxed
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202-224-3841 202-228-3954 called and faxed
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) 202-224-4041 202-224-9750 FAXED AND CALLED
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) 202-224-5042 202-228-3075 called and faxed
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 202-224-3041 202-228-0285 faxed
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HW) 202-224-3934 202-228-1153 called and faxed
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) 202-224-2152 202-228-0400
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) 202-224-6521 202-228-6966 FAXED AND CALLED
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KS) 202-224-2541 202-224-2499 CALLED and faxed
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) 202-224-4623 202-228-0447 (318) 670 – 5192
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) 202-224-2523 202-224-2693 FAXED AND CALLED
Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) 202-224-4654 202-228-0629 CALLED AND FAXED
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) 202-224-5721 202-224-8149 CALLED AND FAXED
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) 202-224-2644 202-224-8594called and faxed
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) 202-224-2651 202-228-1236 CALLED AND FAXED
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) 202-224-2841 202-228-3194
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) 202-224-2551 202-224-7999 701-580-4535 FAXED AND CALLED
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) 202-224-5754 202-228-1015
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) 202-224-3753 202-228-3997 called and emailed White Paper
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) 202-224-4642 202-224-4680 (401) 528-5200 FAXED AND CALLED
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 202-224-4944 202-228-3398 (Big Pro-Horse Slaughter Supporter) FAXED AND CALLED
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 202-224-0238 202-224-3479 called and faxed
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) 202-224-2621 202-224-0238 called and faxed
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) 202-224-5653 202-224-9787 called and faxed but fax again (more complete copy)
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) 202-224-6472 202-224-7665 304-292-2310
304-262-9285 CALLED AND FAXED
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) 202-224-3954 202-228-0002 called AND faxed
Please only call Senators Udall and Graham to thank them for the Udall-Graham Amendment:
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) 202-224-6621 202-228-3261 Sen. Lindsey Graham (
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Thank you, Louie!
How about some perspective on how “expensive” the current wild horse and burro program is, and the resulting insistence on denying public input, public acces, and public accountability?
The government shutdown underway now could cost $300 MILLION PER DAY. By this estimate, we’ve already been charged $600 MILLION FOR THIS WEEKEND.
The Trump administration proposed 2018 budget for the ENTIRE wild horse and burro program is just under $71 million (for 365 days). This amounts to approximately 23% of the DAILY cost of a shutdown, or an ANNUAL cost of just under 6 HOURS of the daily shutdown cost.
“Managing America’s Lands and Resources for Multiple-Use: The BLM works with our partners and communities we serve to promote multiple-use of public lands and resources for Americans to use and enjoy. The budget proposes $47.2 million for Recreation Resources Management for the BLM to meet the public’s demand for access and diverse recreation opportunities.
The proposed budget calls for $67.8 million for the Rangeland Management program for monitoring and evaluating the health of the public lands, administering grazing use, managing invasive weeds, and other activities. In addition, the budget proposes $75.1 million for the Wildlife Management program, which conserves and restores wildlife habitat as an essential part of BLM’s mission. More than 3,000 species of wildlife live on BLM-managed lands. The budget request also funds the Threatened and Endangered Species Management program at $20.3 million. Priority will be given to recovering federally listed species; conservation and other pre-emptive actions will continue on a smaller scale.
Managing Healthy Wild Horses and Burros on Healthy Rangelands: The BLM manages wild horse and burro herds on 26.9 million acres of public lands. The budget request proposes $70.7 million for the Wild Horse and Burro program to help manage nearly 73,000 wild horses and burros that roam public lands.”